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  • Pesach (eighth day) 5771

    Haftarah Pesach 8th Day (Isaiah 10:32-3:19) April 26, 2011 22 Nisan 5771 The prophets were champions of social justice who critiqued their own people and leaders when they saw societal wrongs and when they saw that the nation was not living up to God’s standards. They were also harbingers of optimism and renewal, prophesying visions […] Continue Reading »

  • Pesach (eighth day) 5765

    The Eighth Day Of Pesach (In the Diaspora) (Isaiah 10:32-12:6) Sunday, May 1, 2005 Pesach is the festival which celebrates God\’s redemption of the people of Israel from Egyptian bondage. For the Jewish people it is the symbol of God\’s redemptive hand in the world and serves as a paradigm for all future redemptions. This […] Continue Reading »

  • Pesach (seventh day) 5772

    Haftarah Pesach Seventh Day (2 Samuel 22) April 13, 2012 21 Nisan 5772 The Seventh Day of Pesah marks the day when Israel passed through the miraculously parted sea. This occasion is marked in the Torah reading by reading the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15), a song of praise to God for this miraculous […] Continue Reading »

  • Pesach (seventh day) 5770

    The Seventh Day of Passover (2 Samuel 22:1-51) April 4, 2010 21 Nisan 5770 The Seventh Day of Pesah is the day which commemorates the splitting of the Sea and the miraculous redemption of the Children of Israel from the onslaught of the marauding Egyptian army. This deliverance is celebrated in the Shirat Hayam – […] Continue Reading »

  • Pesach (seventh day) 5761

    Haftarah The Seventh Day of Pesach (2 Samuel 22) April 14, 2001 What marks the Seventh Day of Pesach as the climax of the redemption from Egypt? It represents the day when the children of Israel departed from Egypt crossing the sea which God had miraculously split. It is a time of celebrating the miracle […] Continue Reading »

  • Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesach 5773

    Haftarah Hol Hamoed Pesach (Ezekiel 37:1-14) March 30, 2013 19 Nisan 5773 Perhaps some of you are familiar with the African American spiritual – ‘Ezekiel connected dem dry bones, Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones, now hear the word of the Lord, dem bones dem bones gonna walk around, singin the praise of de […] Continue Reading »

  • Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesach 5764

    Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesach (Ezekiel 37:1-14) April 10, 2004 The Sages chose Ezekiel’s well known vision of the dry bones as the haftarah for Shabbat Hol Homoed Pesach because it reflects God’s redemptive power in the world. The resurrected bones in Ezekiel’s vision were intended to be a parable for the redemption and reestablishment of […] Continue Reading »

  • Pesach (first day) 5772

    Haftarah: Pesach First Day (Joshua 5:2-6:1;27) April 7, 2012 15 Nisan 5772 The First Day of Pesah (Joshua 5:2-6:1;27) The mitzvot of Pesah and Brit Milah (circumcision) are inextricably linked in the Torah: “…no uncircumcised male shall eat of it (the Passover sacrifice).” (Exodus 12:48) When the children of Israel celebrated their first Pesah in […] Continue Reading »

  • Pesach (first day) 5762

    Haftarah First Day of Pesach (Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27) March 28, 2002 The Mishnah (Rosh Hashanah 1:1) notes the following curiosity in the Jewish calendar: There are four days identified as the beginning of a new year: on the first of Nisan [the month which contains Pesach] is the new year for kings and festivals. […] Continue Reading »

  • Shabbat Hagadol 5772

    Haftarah Parshat Tzav Shabbat Hagadol (Malachi 3:4-24) March 31, 2012 8 Nisan 5772 It would be expected that Moses, as the prophet of both the redemption and the revelation of the Torah, would play a significant role in the story told on Pesah, yet, he is singularly absent from the story. Another prophet though, who […] Continue Reading »